Photo left to right:
Sean Long, SWPA Lead contract Specialist
Tammy Moreno, SWPA Sr. Contracting Specialist
Chris Wren Van Horn, SWPA Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA)
Kelly Carpino, WTOK Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Katie Thompson, Bearskin Contracts Manager
Elaine Webb, Bearskin Site Manager
Wyandotte, OK / March 18, 2014 / PR Newswire
Bearskin Services (Bearskin), a 100% tribally-owned, SBA Certified 8(a) company and an established supplier of IT & Telecom products and services, is pleased to announce it has secured a $16.5 million contract to provide Information Technology and Public Affairs Office Support Services for the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Southwest Power Administration (SWPA) facilities in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. Bearskin technicians will deliver Tier I-III desktop, cyber security, system engineering, and public affairs office support.
“We’ve supported SWPA with IT Services for the past five years and this award further validates the DoE’s confidence in Bearskin’s quality, expertise, and dedication to our customers,” states Katie Thompson, Contracts Manager for Bearskin Services. She adds, “The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma’s ongoing success hinges on our ability to acquire and retain major contracts. By being honored as the FY2010 DoE 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year for our previous work with SWPA, Bearskin set a precedence for excellence and value that will continue with this new contract.”
Bearskin is responsible for managing local- and wide-area networks at SWPA’s three locations, providing WAN/LAN connectivity support 24/7, and designing and implementing communication networks. Bearskin technicians install, maintain and support commercial and custom software, and respond to all customer computer-related issues.
With over seven years’ experience with 20+ government facilities, Bearskin has the technical expertise, proven methods, and extensive corporate resources – backed by excellent CPAR ratings across the board – to design, implement, and manage complex networking solutions. Our experienced staff meets numerous technical and security certifications including: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE); many Nortel, Avaya, and Siemens certifications; Comp TIA A+, Security +, and Network+; Security CISSP; and IAT/IAM Levels I-III.
About Bearskin Services:
Head-quartered in a Native American HUBZone, Bearskin Services is a 100% Tribally-Owned business that supports the economic development of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma. These economic development programs support nutrition, health services, housing, and education scholarships for Tribal members. With the stated mission ‘to advance the standard of living of the Tribe…and to promote in any other way the general welfare of the Indians of the Wyandotte Nation,’ Bearskin Services proudly provides IT and Telecommunications services for DoE administrations, Air Force bases, and Army posts across the nation.